PAAVO TYNELL (1890-1973)
PAAVO TYNELL (1890-1973)
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PAAVO TYNELL (1890-1973)

MONUMENTAL CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1950

Details
PAAVO TYNELL (1890-1973)
Monumental Chandelier, circa 1950
brass, perforated brass, glass
102 in. (259 cm) drop; 132 in. (335.2 cm) diameter
Provenance
Private Collection, Connecticut
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
Finland House Lighting: harmony in lighting for harmony in living, original designs by Paavo Tynell, New York, 1940s, p. 6 for a related example of a smaller model
Idman, no. 136, 1954, p. 49 for a related example of a smaller model
Special notice

Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.

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Lot Essay

This exceptionally large and highly detailed chandelier by Paavo Tynell is among the most elaborate works created by the designer. Utilizing floral elements in cut sheet brass and wire alongside organically inspired arms supporting glass diffusers, the work is a tour de force of Tynell’s signature lighting motifs.

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